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This Tiny Boxer Is Looking For A Fight

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

Rebecca Kukla is four-foot-eleven, 103 pounds, 44 years old and itching for a fight. Problem is, she can't find anyone who is small enough, and old en...

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.

Suicide and the Art of Boxing

Gerry Gavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gerry Gavin

When someone ends their own life, there may be a note, or a reason that is given -- but for everyone who cares for them there will always be that terrible thought in the back of your mind that maybe -- just maybe -- if I had just done...? The blanks that you fill in at the end of that sentence can be endless.

Olympic Boxing Champ Defies Odds, Despite Lack of Endorsement Deals

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

FLINT, Mich. — At an ice-breaker during their orientation last month, the incoming freshmen at Olivet College were asked to tell their classmate...

PHOTOS: Were These The Toughest Sisters Ever?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women

These ladies may be the Bennett sisters, but they could do things Jane Austen characters certainly couldn't -- unless we missed the chapter of Pride a...

U.S. Teen Wins Historic Gold Medal

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, capping her swift rise to the top of women's boxing with a 19-12 vic...

U.S. Women's Boxers Notch Historic Wins

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Katie Taylor stepped through the ropes and into the madness, beaming at thousands of flag-waving, face-painted Irish fans raucously cel...

Women's Boxing Finally Steps Into Olympic Ring

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- One after another, the boxers walked down the neon-lit tunnel and into history. Two wore skirts. They all wore determination on their fac...

London 2012: Year Of The Woman

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Claressa "T-Rex" Shields gives new meaning to the term girl power. The 17-year-old middleweight from Flint, Mich., is known for powerful co...

Women's Boxing Traveled Long Road To Olympics

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

-- When Lucia Rijker dropped in at the European Championships of women's boxing in her native Netherlands last year, the greatest fighter in the hist...

Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao: The Loss of Mr. Sai's Horse Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Mr. Sai lost his horse, and everyone thought he was very unlucky. Then the horse came back, bringing with it a herd of wild horses. Now everyone thought Mr. Sai was very lucky.

Women's Boxing World Championships - Continental Quotas Make This Tournament Unfair

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

"It's silly to come all the way to China for a continental championship," says a friend of mine as we pore over the bracket sheets trying to figure ou...

WOMEN'S BOXING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN QINHUANGDAO -- ROUND OF SIXTEEN

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Team USA's got the blues. Not even the arrival of journalist Raquel Ruiz could dispel the gloom when Queen Underwood lost her Olympic bid.

Women's Boxing World Championships in Qinhuangdao -- First Impressions

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.14.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Today was a good day for the American team. Queen Underwood showed up in both matter and spirit for her match against Dayana Sanchez of Argentina, looking the best I've ever seen her. With this win, Queen may well have clinched her spot in London.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 4

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Before every night of boxing in the Continental Championships, a certain rousing theme has been broadcast throughout the NAV Center's auditorium. "...

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 3

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.07.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Now I know why sportswriters gloat when their favorites win. I held my head a little higher after 17 year-old Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich. thoroughly outclassed Brazil's Roseli Feitosa.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 2

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

The next bout was the fight of the night and had the sparse crowd screaming. U.S. Olympic candidate Queen Underwood faced Canada's Sandra Bizier. It took me a while to realize that I'd actually fought Sandra 10 years ago in Quebec City.

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day One

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Fifty three women boxers in 10 weight classes are here in Cornwall, Ontario, competing for the right to call themselves the best in the Americas. Twelve countries are here, and it would have been 13 but Venezuela bought tickets to Ontario, California by mistake.

U.S. Women's Boxing Olympic Trials Day 7 Parting Shots

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.22.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

It was a near-capacity crowd at the Northern Quest in Spokane for the final night of the Olympic trials in women's boxing. Of the twenty-four fighters, the field had been narrowed to six finalists vying for three spots.

U.S. Women's Boxing Olympic Trials Day 6 -- The Kalispel Tribe

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.22.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Boxing has always been a sport for the underdog - women's boxing doubly so - and nobody appreciates underdogs more than the Kalispel Tribe.

Women's Boxing: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Day 5 - The Weigh In

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.18.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Each day's boxers must show up on weight or else forfeit their matches. Because there are only three Olympic weight classes for women, several of the fighters in this tournament are boxing outside of their comfort zone, but there haven't been issues thus far.

U.S. Women's Boxing Trials: Day 4

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.17.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

This was the third night of hard work for the twelve fighters in the challengers bracket. Six go home, leaving just twelve in the running for the US Olympic team.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing -- Day 3: Boxing Love

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Mayer boxed beautifully and got great leverage on her right hands, but Underwood did more, especially to the body. Now I understand what all the fuss is about.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing -- Day 2: What Boxing Needs

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

The women who fought tonight showed no signs of entitlement. What some lacked in polish they all made up for in hunger.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women's Boxing -- Day 1: The Draw

Sarah Deming | Posted 04.14.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

This year marks the debut of women's boxing in the Olympic Games. To make it there, the three winners of this week's trials will also need to place in the top eight in the Women's World Championships this May.